waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

Cake for breakfast is the best way to celebrate any holiday!

I make waffles all of the time for my son!  They are easy to make ahead of time, freeze, and toast up at your convenience. This time I wanted to take it to an entirely new level. With Memorial Day this weekend, and the 4th of July around the corner, I wanted to present waffles in a way that would “wow” a crowd. This is my basic waffle recipe that I make ALL of the time. The waffles are topped with a mascarpone and maple whipped cream, then decorated it with fresh fruit. You can really use any fruit you like, but strawberries and blueberries create a nice red, white, and blue look! It is an easy way to make a big presentation!

This “cake for breakfast” can be cut exactly like a cake, into big slices. Finish it off with a drizzle of real maple syrup and you have a beautiful cake for breakfast…or dessert!

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

waffles mascarpone cream

Waffle Cake with Maple Mascarpone Whipped Cream


Maria Provenzano


  • Waffles:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoons sugar; I like turbinado sugar

  • 2 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk; for dairy-free milk

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 6 tablespoons butter; melted and cooled

  • Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream; very cold

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone; cold

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoons vanilla


  1. *Heat up the waffle maker

  2. *Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder in a large bowl

  3. *Slowly whisk in the milk, egg, and vanilla

  4. *Whisk in the cooled butter

  5. *If the mixture is too think you can add more milk, but this mixture is on the thicker side

  6. *Butter or oil the heated waffle maker

  7. *Pour batter into the waffle maker; amount will vary in size depending on the size of waffle maker

  8. *Cook till golden brown

  9. *If you want to make the waffle cake allow the waffles to cool completely

  10. *Make the whipped cream:

  11. *In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment (or with a hand mixer) whip the mascarpone so that it starts to become light

  12. *Slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and maple syrup

  13. *Whip it until you achieve soft peaks and the whipped cream can stand up

  14. *Careful not to over-whip!

  15. *To build the cake, place one of the waffles onto a cake stand

  16. *Top with some of the whipped cream and some fruit

  17. *Repeat with each layer making sure each one has whipped cream and fruit in between

  18. *Cut it like you would a regular cake and drizzle some more maple syrup over the cut pieces for an extra touch of sweetness